Christmas is . . .
seeing the wonder in a child’s eyes as he hears the Christmas story.
hearing and singing age-old carols as if it were the first time.
reaching out to others who need us.
being content with what we have in life.
spending quality time with family.
realizing that the best gifts can’t be bought.
keeping a bright, positive outlook in the middle of holiday frenzy.
knowing what the season means to you and not what others say it should be.
celebrating in your own way and not allowing what others do to color your festivities.
being grateful for every small gift whether it’s a hug from a friend or a smile from a stranger.
allowing peace to overtake us.
knowing the Christ of Christmas in a personal way
( From the book, Simply Christmas, by Vickie Phelps & Jo Huddleston, available on Amazon)